5 Great Cardio Exercises To Do At Home Or In A Gym

Cardio Exercises

As we grow older life keeps getting busier, but we also develop a habit to come up with creative excuses to avoid working on our self-improvement or just make room for exercise. Everybody knows how important health is, and how crucial it is to take good care of your body and mind. 

If you don’t trust me, guys over at Leo’s Fitness Lab will be more than happy to explain the necessity of exercise. This is what you can do to fill your everyday life with excitement, physical activity and good vibes to keep you going. You can do these exercises either as a beginner or an experienced gym-goer.

In order to stay in shape and mitigate the damage caused by 8-hour sitting sessions at work here are some valuable cardio exercises for you to practice either at home or in a gym.

Rope Jumps

Now we all remember this game from our childhood, but interestingly its benefit didn’t degrade over the years. It is a simple, yet effective way to start off your day, activate your body and give it a necessary energy boost which affects both your muscles and mood. 

It is considered one of the most effective cardio exercises and athletes use it in their regular training. It just requires a simple rope, some space and you are good to go.

You can start easy by jumping continuously for five minutes straight and as time passes and as you improve, you can increase the duration. It is estimated that you can burn more than 200 calories after a simple 20-minute exercise.

Jumping Jacks

Yet another very simple yet effective practice, doable almost anywhere. It also does not require any sort of equipment or special circumstances, although a gym might provide a more comfortable space with rubber floors to prevent slipping. 

You can also start easy and try to do a hundred jumping jacks in one go, and when you feel that you’ve progressed enough you can transfer over to time-based sessions where you exercise uninterruptibly for 10 minutes to burn over a hundred calories.

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Squat And Jump

Pretty self-explanatory, this exercise is a bit more demanding as it immediately affects your entire body and it can be pretty tiring for beginners. You need to take special care of your knees as they can be the first to suffer from this high impact exercise. 

So, what you need to do is basically squat and then jump, and as you land you immediately return to perform another squat. You can do a few series of 10 squat jumps with small breaks in between. Similar to other exercises, you can increase the amount of series over time.

Kickbox

If you find previously mentioned workouts boring or if you feel that you want something more advanced and involving, kickbox is the right thing for you. 

You can install a punching bag at home, but the best way to do this is to go to a gym where you would also get help from professional trainers who can show you how to punch the bag correctly, because the last thing you want is an injury, especially if you are new to this. 

This HIIT workout is a great way to relieve stress accumulated throughout the day and it’s a great after-work activity.

Dance

What better way to do cardio than in pair with your partner of a friend. You can dance at home, take dancing classes or opt for aerobics at your local gym. 

This is the best way to mix fun and exercise and before you know it your dancing skills would increase simultaneously with your body’s ability to perform. Not to mention that dancing also helps muscle growth in your legs.

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Rudy Mawer
Rudy Mawer is a certified sports nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN). He has a first class bachelor's degree in Exercise, Nutrition and Health and a Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science. Rudy has worked as a sports nutritionist and trainer for 7 years and has helped hundreds of people transform their physiques. He has worked with many professional athletes and teams, including the NBA, professional bodybuilders, world triathlon gold medalists, and Hollywood celebrities. Rudy bridges the gap between science and real-world application. He applies the latest research into his writing and consulting practices.

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